0145 Chinese Landscape Poem by Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Marton, Lancashire

0145 Chinese Landscape

Rating: 2.7


The old pine tree
leans out from the rocks
over the still lake
with respect
though no-one guesses this

once a month
the pine tree is silhouetted
against the rising moon
though no-one knows this

its roots drink gratefully
from the generous water
though no-one sees this

its branches murmur to
the lapping lake-water as old friends
though no-one hears this

except you and I and the artist -

nature

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Pradeep Dhavakumar 25 September 2005

Thanks for that, Michael.

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Michael Shepherd 25 September 2005

Nothing too deep, Pradeep! Just two basic ideas - these are the standard images of Chinese painting; and Chinese painters aim(ed) to 'stand aside' - to let nature paint their paintings through them... But I do enjoy the quietude of Chinese art and poetry and the respect for nature...now and zen...

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Pradeep Dhavakumar 25 September 2005

Nice soft Imagery, Michael. But I dont see anything Chinese in it. Any Zen meaning in the imagery?

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Michael Shepherd

Marton, Lancashire
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